PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION
Spring 2021 School Programs
Stages programs are now designed for virtual, in-person and hybrid learning models for students on every grade level.
Each 10-week program builds on a chronological curriculum that culminates in a final class project.
Each week students learn performing arts skills through games and exercises taught by experienced Teaching Artists. Teaching Artists then help students apply these skills and lessons to create a collaborative final performance.
Lower Grade Bands (Grades 3-4) create a virtual class performance of a classic fairy tale, fable or myth. Learning includes theatrical vocabulary, acting for the camera, story structure and collaboration techniques.
Middle Grade Bands (Grades 5-6) create an original class play. Learning includes improvisation and playwriting skills, as well as rehearsal and performance techniques.
Upper Grade Bands (Grades 7-8) focus on the works of William Shakespeare and culminates in a class performance of the Bard. Learning includes textual analysis, character development, and rehearsal and performance techniques.
(Programs are flexible. Please contact us to find a program for your students)
For more info on how to bring our programs to your school
Stages hopes to return to regular in-school residency programs as soon as possible. These programs feature Teaching Artist who visit schools each week to provide classes to multiple grades. We look forward to the day when we can return to the classroom!
In addition to our educational residencies, Stages also offers:
These single performances introduce students to the Bard in a fun and innovative way. We bring the show to your school.
SHAKESPEARE IN ACTION
This one-day residency includes a 45 minutes Intro to Shakespeare performance for grades 5-10 and a series of workshops for individual grades. Four teaching artists/actors come directly to your school.
ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SHOW
Stages' annual original Christmas production is for students in grades 1-5. Study guides and lesson plans are also made available to teachers for use before and after the performance.